I don’t know if enough people look at my blog to make it a place to spread information, but for the six or seven folks who do read it:
THE DM TEST IS FREE if your veterinarian diagnoses your dog with possible DM (regardless of breed or mixture). You order the test from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals In the center of the home page on the right side is “The New DNA Test Page”. That will take you to the place to order the DM test or to obtain the information about submitting a no cost test with the unfavorable diagnosis.
$65 per test is a lot of money (a couple of entry fees and lunch for sure), but that amount represents The University of Missouri’s actual cost of running the DNA test. If there is any “profit”, it is put back into the research pot.
THE TIMES HAVE CHANGED: On Friday, April 17th, Dr. Coates will discuss DM and other spinal diseases at 6:00 PM. The Judges’ Education seminar has been pushed back to 7:30 PM. That will allow people to learn about their dogs’ insides as well as their outsides — all in one evening. I hope to see lots of our Cardi bloggers at the DM seminar for sure.
If we do not try to change, there will be no changes.